Army Navy + Pyyramids + Marques Toliver and more

CMJ. Several years ago, Marques Toliver was plucked from the streets of Brooklyn by TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, who caught the Florida-born 24-year-old busking, simultaneously playing violin and singing—combining elegantly delivered classical musicianship with warm, R&B-influenced vocals. Since then he’s toured with Wild Beasts and James Blake; now he’s pals with Florence Welch, and Adele bigged him up on her blog. Today he plays Big Hassle's free daytime party, upstairs at Pianos.